Australia in the making: The sensational story of Bligh and Macarthur [3 August 1938]

[Editor: A review of H. V. Evatt’s book on the Rum Rebellion. Published in The Australian Worker (Sydney), 3 August 1938.] Australia in the making The sensational story of Bligh and Macarthur A review of Mr. Justice Evatt’s book, “Rum Rebellion” There are few periods in history more entrancing, from the sociological point of view, […]

Kinship [poem, 15 January 1938]

[Editor: A poem by Frida Allen Phillips. Published in The Methodist, 15 January 1938.] Kinship No level stretch of snowy white Greets our awak’ning eyes, But under Summer’s shimmering sun Our Christmas landscape lies. No brightly breasted robin waits Our kindly crumbs to share. But birds in many a full-leaved tree Are warbling everywhere. We […]

Beauty Imposes [poem by John Shaw Neilson]

[Editor: This poem by John Shaw Neilson was published in Beauty Imposes: Some Recent Verse (1938).] Beauty Imposes Beauty imposes reverence in the Spring. Grave as the urge within the honeybuds, It wounds us as we sing. Beauty is joy that stays not overlong. Clad in the magic of sincerities, It rides up in a […]

I Spoke to the Violet [poem by John Shaw Neilson]

[Editor: This poem by John Shaw Neilson was published in Beauty Imposes: Some Recent Verse (1938).] I Spoke to the Violet Shy one, I said, you can take me away in a breath, But I like not the coat that you come in — the colour of death. The silence you come with is sweeter […]

Sunday Evening [poem by John Shaw Neilson]

[Editor: This poem by John Shaw Neilson was published in Beauty Imposes: Some Recent Verse (1938).] Sunday Evening Homeward, still homeward The calm folk ride, And the unsoiled children In dreams abide. Homeward, still homeward, Fond arms display Flowers and calm children — ’tis A holy day. The love will uphold them: Softly they bear […]